deficit and our debt. i worked to end the war in afghanistan which cost us $2 billion a week. i will get rid of the sweetheart deal tommy thompson negotiated when he was head of medicare -- that makes it illegal for drug companies to bargain with -- or medicare to bargain with drug companies for better prices for seniors. that one costs us $15 billion per year. i'd get rid of corporate welfare for big corporate farms and big oil. i'd also let the bush tax cuts for the top 2% expire. i also want to look at the record contrasts. i told you about the policies tommy thompson supported that added over $3.5 trillion to the debt when president bush was in office. i opposed those irresponsible plans that added to our debt 3789 so now in the future tommy thompson supports a plan that adds more for tax cuts for the wealthy and raises tax cuts for the middle class and is the wrong prescription for tackling our debt. >> our next question is from robert kennedy, directed first to representative baldwin. >> representative, good evening. , good evening. >> i'd like to you ask you about tax deductions.